Found August 16, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
According to ESPN's NFC West reporter Mike Sando, 49ers running back Kendall Hunter "has enjoyed a tremendous camp."Fantasy Spin:The 49ers' backfield is crowded, with incumbent starter Frank Gore, free agent signee Brandon Jacobs and rookie LaMichael James on board along with Hunter. Gore may not be on the field enough to even justify his current price tag as an early-round selection, as Hunter will be the third-down back and Jacobs will handle goal-line duties.
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